I have been wanting to build this car for a while and finally got my chance.
I was a fun 2 1/2 day build, I really like these train car builds every thing is all square and boxy so easy to build and once you’ve made one or two with plans your all set to adjust the plans and make something completely different.
If I hadn’t already glued the top on I would have made it in to a giraffe car with a lever to make his head come in and out of the car, but o well maybe another time.
Here’s the jig I used to drill out the wheel centers.
Then on to sanding them.
Then putting the running gear all together.
I trimmed out the roof with walnut so there would be a little color to connect it to the other cars.
And a shot with the caboose to show how it will match up.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.